12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Madurai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lucknow
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Allahabad
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Gaya
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1​h
8
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Warangal
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Madurai

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir and then look for gifts at Sugandhco.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lucknow using our trip planner.

Madurai to Lucknow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madurai in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Lucknow, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ayodhya.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir ©
Sugandhco ©
Sugandhco

1
night
Ayodhya

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swarg Dwar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanumangarhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Hanuman Garhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanak Bhavan Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Ayodhya tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lucknow to Ayodhya by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi

1
night
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bade Hanuman Jee Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Dham Mandir, then take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Allahabad visit website .

Getting from Ayodhya to Allahabad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Gaya.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple ©
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple

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Gaya

Gaya ©
Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Busshin-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gaya online vacation planner .

Drive from Allahabad to Gaya in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Gaya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Busshin-ji Temple ©
Busshin-ji Temple

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night
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Bodhi Tree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabodhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bodh Gaya road trip planning tool .

Bodh Gaya is very close to Gaya. In April, daily temperatures in Bodh Gaya can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Metta Buddharam Temple ©
Metta Buddharam Temple

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner.

You can take a train from Bodh Gaya to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Varanasi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agra journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Radha Damodar Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vrindavan online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Agra to Vrindavan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Agra in April since evenings lows in Vrindavan dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Radha Damodar Temple ©
Radha Damodar Temple

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 7th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online route maker .

Traveling by train from Vrindavan to New Delhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vrindavan in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in New Delhi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Paradise.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur journey builder.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Warangal.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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Warangal

Warangal
Warangal is a city and district headquarters of Warangal Urban District and Warangal Rural District's in the Indian state of Telangana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Govindarajula Gutta Hill.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warangal sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Udaipur to Warangal. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warangal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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